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Is it possible to change career and interests in middle age? This programme looks at the career of one person, Dianna Moylan , who has decided to change the whole direction of her life at a time when many of us would find it more comfortable to sit back and relax.
Producer RICHARD ARGENT
A BBC/Open University production

Contributors

Unknown:
Dianna Moylan
Producer:
Richard Argent

A Personal Voyage
Blues for a Red Planet
Why have so many science-fiction fantasies homed in on Mars? Carl Sagan believes the planet to be a kind of mythic arena on to which we have projected our earthly hopes and fears. He looks at Mars through the eyes of fiction; through the lens of Lowell's telescope; and finally on film from the space explorers Viking 1 and 2. Executive producer ADRIAN MALONE
A joint production of KCET and CARL SAGAN PRODUCTIONS INC in association with BBCtv

Contributors

Unknown:
Carl Sagan
Producer:
Adrian Malone
Producer:
Carl Sagan

Masoor Dal
Fish and vegetable dishes are a classic part of Indian cookery. MADHUR JAFFREY ShOWS you how to make a delicious dish out of prawns and courgettes.
That other classic vegetable pullao is also featured.
Assistant producer JENNY STEVENS Producer JENNY ROGERS
Recipe on Ceefax page 167 every Monday 0 HELP! page 79

Contributors

Unknown:
Madhur Jaffrey
Producer:
Jenny Stevens
Producer:
Jenny Rogers

Regional Variations (2)

The Two Ronnies

Series 9

Episode 5

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

In this episode, the Mounties are the subject of the rousing musical finale, and the Band of Slaves mini-series continues. Madeline Bell provides the musical interlude.

by John le Carre
A serial in six parts screenplay by JOHN LE CARRE and JOHN HOPKINS, also starring in order of appearance
Eileen Atkins, Bernard Hepton, Beryl Reid featuring Mario Adorf
3: 'Our good postman, Hector, is like the City banks. When it rains, he takes away the umbrella.' Vladimir has two proofs but Smiley found only one of them - a photograph of erotic content in which he recognised Otto Leipzig, the General's lieutenant. Now, aware that Vladimir quarrelled with his postman Hector, alias Toby Esterhase, Smiley plans to visit some old friends from Circus days.
Music composed and conducted by PATRICK GOWERS
Film editor CLARE DOUGLAS Designer AUSTEN SPRIGGS
Photography KENNETH MACMILLAN Producer JONATHAN POWELL Director SIMON LANGTON
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 270

Contributors

Unknown:
John Le Carre
Unknown:
John Hopkins
Unknown:
Eileen Atkins
Unknown:
Bernard Hepton
Unknown:
Beryl Reid
Unknown:
Mario Adorf
Unknown:
Otto Leipzig
Unknown:
Toby Esterhase
Conducted By:
Patrick Gowers
Editor:
Clare Douglas
Designer:
Austen Spriggs
Unknown:
Kenneth MacMillan
Producer:
Jonathan Powell
Director:
Simon Langton
George Smiley:
Alec Guinness
Claus Kretzschmar:
Mario Adorf
Madame Ostrakova:
Eileen Atkins
Toby Esterhase:
Bernard Hepton
Connie Sachs:
Beryl Reid
Hilary:
Norma West
Mr Carson:
Vass Anderson
Ferguson:
Andrew Bradford
Waiter:
William Wilde
Mme la Pierre:
Germaine Delbat
Sergei:
Jacques Maury
Art gallery receptionist:
Nina Zuckerman
'Blue Diamond' receptionist:
Robin Langford
Ambulance driver:
Jeffrey Kime
Ambulance driver's girlfriend:
Catherine Erhardy
Russian agent:
Alexander Koumpan
Russian agent:
Alain Serres
Russian agent:
Vladimir Tihomiroff
Cabaret performer:
Alex Buchanan
Cabaret performer:
Venetia Day
Cabaret performer:
Cindy Shelley
Cabaret performer:
Susie Silvey

starring Spike Milligan
John Bluthal , Keith Smith with David Adams
Suzanne Sinclair , David Rappaport Alan Clare , Mike O'Malley
JEANETTE CHARLES , EVAN ROSS
VAL PENNY, SUSAN JACK and special guest appearances of Raymond Baxter , David Jacobs
Tonight SPIKE MILLIGAN will be talking frankly to four ravishingly beautiful women - a nude model, a stripper, a rugby supporter and a bus conductress - about their attitudes to the opposite sex in this permissive society, and asking the question ' Does age matter? '
He will definitely not be watching this programme which is not half as interesting.
Written by SPIKE MILLIGAN , NEIL SHAND ANDREW MARSHALL , DAVID RENWICK Designers
ANDREE WELSTEAD HORNBY , CHRIS HULL
Produced and directed by ALAN j. w. BELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Spike Milligan
Unknown:
John Bluthal
Unknown:
Keith Smith
Unknown:
David Adams
Unknown:
Suzanne Sinclair
Unknown:
David Rappaport
Unknown:
Alan Clare
Unknown:
Mike O'Malley
Unknown:
Jeanette Charles
Unknown:
Evan Ross
Unknown:
Susan Jack
Unknown:
Raymond Baxter
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Unknown:
Tonight Spike Milligan
Written By:
Spike Milligan
Written By:
Neil Shand
Written By:
Andrew Marshall
Written By:
David Renwick
Unknown:
Andree Welstead Hornby
Unknown:
Chris Hull
Directed By:
Alan J.

-On Trial
The Home Office has set up a police hypnosis unit to refresh the memories of witnesses and victims of violent crime. Recently, a rape victim gave evidence at the Old Bailey.
In the Cnited States 10,000 witnesses were hypnotised last year, but following a series of disturbing court cases, higher American courts are beginning either to impose stringent safeguards or to ban entirely the appearance of hypnotised witnesses in court.
Some of the world's leading scientific authorities warn that hypnotising witnesses could undermine the basis of the Anglo-Saxon system of justice because the memory of witnesses may be inadvertently changed during hypnosis, thus undermining court cross-examination. This film, the last in the Hypnosis series, investigates the police use of hypnosis here and in America.
Film editor DAVE KING
Film cameraman BRIAN HALL
Written and produced by MICHAEL BARNES

Contributors

Produced By:
Michael Barnes

Four programmes about the pioneering days or television outside broadcasts, narrated by John Craven
3: ... on this Historic Day
Just as radio broadcast royal and state events, so too did the infant television service. The first live television outside broadcast was of George VI's Coronation in 1937. Even more significant was the coverage of the Queen's Coronation in 1953: for the first time the TV audience outnumbered radio's. But those intimate pictures of the Coronation ceremony might never have been broadcast: the Government initially wanted to ban cameras from Westminster Abbey, and the men from outside broadcasts had to argue for months before agreement came.
Film editor STEVE GABELL
Assistant producer MICHAEL PARKER Producer MARTIN L. BELL
(Final programme tomorrow at 10.25)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Craven
Editor:
Steve Gabell
Producer:
Michael Parker
Producer:
Martin L. Bell

BBC Two England

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